RANDOLPH — Chief Richard Donovan reports that the Randolph Fire Department extinguished a two-alarm fire at a home Friday evening.
At approximately 6:30 p.m., Randolph Fire responded to a two-story group home at 37 Lafayette St. for a report of a fire.
Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke and fire showing from the ground floor of the home. A second alarm was struck and crews from Milton, Holbrook, Avon, Braintree and Abington responded to assist at the scene. Due to the layout of the home and void spaces within the home, fire crews initially had trouble accessing the fire.
Five residents were inside the home when the fire began and all were able to exit safely. There were no injuries reported as a result of the fire.
The fire was brought under control at approximately 7 p.m. and the scene was cleared at approximately 9:30 p.m.
The Canton, Stoughton and Weymouth Fire Departments provided station coverage during the incident.
The home sustained significant smoke, water and fire damage. It is uninhabitable at this time and the residents have been transferred to another facility.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.